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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Feather Mites
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 19, 2018
Researchers used scanning electron microscopy to peer at bugs on several hummingbird species.
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 22, 2017
Scientists look to a leaf beetle’s genitals for lessons on improving catheter strength.
Scientists Who Developed Cryo-Electron Microscopy Win Nobel Prize
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
Chemistry Nobel goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson.
Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron Microscopy
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2017
Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.
Doors and Pores
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2016
The awesome architecture of the gateways to the nucleus
Electron Micrographs Get a Dash of Color
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 3, 2016
A new technique creates colorful stains that label proteins and cellular structures at higher resolution than ever before possible.
Microscopy’s Growth Through the Years
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
From confocal fluorescence microscopy to super-resolution and live 3-D imaging, microscopes have changed rapidly since 1986.
First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape
Abby Olena | Sep 8, 2016
The preliminary structure of the misfolded protein that causes mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease looks like a coiled mattress spring.
Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI
Tracy Vence | Jun 1, 2016
In a $4.2 billion deal, the science equipment giant is buying the Hillsboro, Oregon-based electron microscope maker.
Zika Up Close
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 31, 2016
A detailed structure of the pathogen highlights its similarities to—and one major difference from—other flaviviruses.